Farewell and Thanks to Mike Massey

Farewell and Thanks to Mike Massey

For almost two years, volunteer Mike Massey (fourth from the left in the picture – in the sweater vest) has spent two days per week giving CFCR his time and talent. Mike devoted his career to using data and research to improve the lives of children in our community...
Know the Signs – Human Trafficking Awareness Month

Know the Signs – Human Trafficking Awareness Month

JANUARY IS HUMAN TRAFFICKING AWARENESS MONTH …..and children are among its biggest victims.  Many think it is a problem that only affects third-world countries. The truth is North Carolina is a top-ten state in terms of human trafficking in this country.  Charlotte is...
Resolved: Children First

Resolved: Children First

by Bob Simmons.  I can’t believe we’re closing in on three years since I started as executive director of Council for Children’s Rights. It seems like yesterday and a lifetime, and I’m grateful for both. To borrow a 1961 phrase from the Peace Corps: It’s the toughest...
Ellie and Trey

Ellie and Trey

Ellie* and Trey* had always lived with their Mom.  She and Dad had never been married, but they got along so no one ever saw a need to go to court about a formal custody arrangement. Things changed when Ellie entered her teens.  Mom got married and Ellie had a new...

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